Stayed here for one night mid September with my Fiancé, Mum and Dad. I booked the hotel through their own website and chose a Superior Ensuite and a standard Double as those were the only 2 available along with 1 twin. My Fiancé and I stayed here 3 years ago and had a lovely room so we were really looking forward to the stay. I chose the hotel on this basis and encouraged my mum and dad that it would be really nice.
On arrival we were given the keys for rooms 5 and 6. My mum then asked what room was the superior one because it had the jacuzzi bath. The gentleman looked a bit confused and said it was just a standard double for both rooms, I showed him the email and explained it said 'Superior Ensuite'. The rooms were both the same price and the gentleman asked why we didn't question there being a difference?! Obviously we don't run hotels and just thought that we had got a good deal. We decided to leave it
And go to the rooms. My parents took room 5 which we all went to see, it looked ok, a bit dated but generally most of them are like that in Kingussie.
Myself, my fiancé and my mum then went upstairs to room 6. When we walked in the bed was tiny, the wallpaper was peeling off, the mirror was disgusting, the roller blind was watermarked and falling to pieces. It was obviously like an attic room as it had sloping ceilings, which was a nightmare in the bathroom as my fiancé is 6ft 4 and wouldn't have managed to fit in it. My mum decided it wasn't adequate so asked to be moved. All of the rooms were full but some guests hasn't arrived so we switched to room 8 which was a family room. Again the bed was tiny, the roller blind was watermarked and absolutely disgusting. The windows, mirrors, shelves, pretty much anything was dirty and in need of a good scrub or to be ripped out. The bathrooms are modern but dirty and very cramped. The tv's are dated, the guest welcome book is tatty and the free WiFi doesn't work anywhere in the hotel.
On closer inspection of my parents room we discovered that indeed it was dirty, the window pane had cracks in it, the switch on the lamp was held together with tape, one of the cups from the tea set had like a sugar or tea crust on the drinking lip, there was damp marks all over the ceiling and the 2 single beds squished together creaked to no end.
The breakfast in the morning was adequate, the black pudding was fried and so really greasy and the bacon was kind of underdone. The hard boiled egg I asked for came as a soft watery egg as well.
I would've recommended this place to anyone going to Kingussie as it was lovely 3years ago. But now a change of hands and time has done it no justice. If you're going for 1 night then perhaps you can put up with this standard but we really struggled. None of us are particularly fussy about style so the fact that it is dated wasn't our concern. But when we stay somewhere it has to be clean! And this place just isn't.
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